Could Python supplant Java?

JamesCarroll jamesdcarroll at
Mon Aug 19 00:45:08 EDT 2002

"netvegetable" <deathtospam43423 at> wrote

> These leaves the world defenseless against the Microsoft Borg.
Ahh.... nothing shows the validity of an arguement like childish
mudslinging. <<sigh>>

> But could Python do the trick? The python interpreter is smaller than the
> JRE, and it's certainly a nicely structured language, with nearly all the
> coding features of Java.

Doesn't matter how "elegant" (or "structured" or "orthogonal") a language
is.  Unless it has libraries that can be used to give users a valuable
experience its worthless.

>From a User's perspective, what does Python give us that is new or

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